Friday, September 26, 2014

Agricultural Information Center participates in a crop of outreach events

Left to right, Lauren Robinson and Beth Reeder
This fall, Agricultural Information Center personnel have participated in various outreach and promotion activities. Valerie Perry gave a presentation during the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment (CAFE) orientation for new faculty. Both she and Jason Keinsley participated in the August 22 reception for new CAFE faculty hosted by the CAFE Faculty Council.

During the Ag Roundup the AIC showcased resources and services, including the two new collaborative learning rooms utilized for information literacy sessions. This is the major College of Agriculture outreach event held each year and is an excellent opportunity for the AIC to reach nearly 2,700 individuals.

Attendees during the four-day event held September 3-6  included:
• 700 staff from throughout the state for Staff Appreciation Day
• 500 Rotarians & LFUCG Officials and 200 high school student recruits for Rotary Day
• 500 attendees for the campus Student/Faculty/Staff Picnic
• 225 state legislators, Farm Bureau officials, Ag Development Board members, and the Tobacco Task Force members for Ag Leadership Day
• 750 alumni for department reunions and the closing Roundup festivities before kickoff on Saturday

The AIC exhibit was created by Lauren Robinson (AIC Graduate Intern), Beth Reeder (AIC Staff), and Jason Keinsley (Agricultural Librarian). Additional exhibit staffing included Melinda Borie (AIC Graduate Intern) and Valerie Perry (Head of the AIC).

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